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Tim Hortons workers in Canora receive approval for unionization Page 2-
Canora air cadets help with snow shoveling after storm Page 3
Town council approves application for $150,000 funding for renovations at the Civic Centre Page 3
Storm leaves behind mounds of snow for town labourers to remove Page 6
Canora rink wins first event in Preeceville bonspiel Page 7
Members of the Canora Economic Development Commission made a formal presentation of flowers on March 8 to Jill Gulka at her new business, Lashes by Jill, located at The Blend Salon in Canora. From left, are: Jeff Bisschop, Alfred Babb, Sylvia Sanderson, Brandi Zavislak (community development officer), Russell Bartko, Gulka and Councillor Sheldon Derkatch. See the story on Page 2.
River Ridge Fish and Game League recognizes top achievers in hunting, fishing and photography The River Ridge Fish and Game League recognized members who excelled during the past year at the 29th annual banquet and awards night on March 3 at Rainbow Hall in Canora. Approximately 150 adults and children attended the event, which organizer felt was a pretty good turnout, considering it was a stormy evening. Kathy Thomas, president, acted as emcee and thanked all those who helped prepare for various aspects of the banquet, including the food, the awards, table decorations, programs and the children’s raffle table. Thomas told the gathering that when she became president 18 years ago, she
had two main goals: saving wildlife habitat and getting youth more involved in the group’s activities. She said she was pleased to see progress in both areas. As of this year, the group has donated approximately $51,000 to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, which includes habitat initiatives. As for the second goal, Thomas took a look at the list of this year’s award winners and declared, “Adults better try harder, or the youth will soon be taking all the awards.” Big game The awards for big game went to: Reg Zackrisson, archery, white-tailed deer, 157 7/8 inches; Continued on Page 9
Junior Sportsman of the Year
Emily Owchar won the Junior Sportsman of the Year award at the annual River Ridge Fish and Game League banquet and awards night on March 3 at Rainbow Hall in Canora. The presenters were Devon Paley (left) and Gaspar Thomas.
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Grade 11 CCS student opens new business Jill Gulka, a Grade 11 student at Canora Composite School (CCS), has opened a new business in Canora called Lashes by Jill. On March 8, the Canora Economic Development Commission (EDC)
presented Gulka with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you for being a new business owner in Canora, said Brandi Zavislak, community development officer and commission member. “We at the EDC are very grateful to all
of the businesses that operate in the town of Canora.” In addition to her Grade 11 studies at CCS, Gulka took her schooling at Lash Pro Academy in Saskatoon to become a certified lash extension technician. She
specializes in lash extensions, lifts and tints. She is now offering her services at The Blend Salon in Canora six days a week. Gulka is the daughter of Zenovie and Les Gulka of Canora.
Unionization application approved for Tim Hortons workers in Canora An application for unionization for Tim Hortons workers in Canora was approved by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board on February 5. The union had previously applied for certification to represent all non-managerial employees at Tim Hortons in Canora, according to a release from the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. The employer objected on the basis that this was not a unit appropriate for collective bargaining purposes under The
Saskatchewan Employment Act. The board reviewed submissions from both sides and ruled in favour of the unionization application, according to the release. The board concluded that the following unit qualifies as an appropriate bargaining unit: “All employees (including shift supervisors) … operating as Tim Hortons in Canora, except supervisory employees… or those who exercise managerial responsibilities.”
The unionization of Tim Hortons workers was approved by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board on February 5.
World Day of Prayer service held in Canora A World Day of Prayer service was held on March 2 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora. About 36 persons attended from churches throughout Canora. Rev. Franklin Emereuwa shared a message of reflection. Liz Bahniuk, S t . J o s e p h ’s C a t h o l i c Women’s League president, led the choir, which was accompanied by Jennifer Sleeva, organist. The women of Suriname, a South American country along the Amazon, planned this year’s event. The major theme of this year’s event was preserving the ecology and recognizing that all God’s creation is very good. “It is our responsibility to care and look after it.” The Executive D i r e c t o r o f Wo m e n ’s
Wo r l d D a y o f P r a y e r, Rosângela Oliveira, writes: “As in the beginning, God created from chaos. But everything that was created found its place in creation. All were related to each other – the earth with the light, the waters w i t h t h e s k y, t h e t r e e seeds with the living creatures, and the humankind with God. None could exist without the other, and the source of all was God. “Women from Suriname lift up their voices to remind us that we are caretakers of God’s creation. As one of our guiding principles affirms, “prayer is rooted in listening to God and to one another.” Through the worship service, we listen to the multicultural and multi-ethnic people of Suriname. They take us to their communities and through their concerns.”
World Day of Prayer service Reading
Readers at the podium were Violet Ostafie (left) and Linda Rolheiser.
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During the World Day of Prayer Service on March 2 at the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora, Liz Bahniuk, St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s League president, led the singing, accompanied by Jennifer Sleeva, organist. 18033MM2
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Town Council approves application for funding in renovations at the Civic Centre
An application for funding in renovations at the Civic Centre and the hiring of swimming pool staff for 2018 were among the items of concern to town council at its regular meeting on March 6. Council approved the application to the Co-op Community Spaces program for $150,000 in upgrades and/or renovations at the Civic Centre. Council agreed to meet the terms and conditions of the program, manage the construction of the project, fund any municipal share of construction costs and fund ongoing operation and maintenance costs. Council hired the
following swimming pool staff for 2018: Philomina Mykytyshyn, manager; Kelly Bazuik, assistant manager; Abbey Sakal, full time; Janayah Merriam, full time; Mackenzie Gulka, full time; Jill Gulka, full time; Emma Mykytyshyn, part time; Ashley Stusek, part time; Garrett Bazuik, part time; Brett Popoff, part time; Carter Matychuk, casual; Zane Chopik, casual; Drea Beblow, casual; and Emily Owchar, casual. Council approved a three-year recreation facility fee policy, effective April 1, as recommended by the Canora Leisure Services Board.
Council proposed the closure of the back lanes west of Lots 1 to 11 and south of Lots 29 to 34 in Block 74 in Canora and authorized all necessary documentation to affect the closure. Council tabled the request of Gail Quist to have a street light installed across the street from her residence at 118 Charters Avenue. Council extended Craig Parmley’s landfill operator contract for one year. Council dissolved the Canora Special Transportation Association, authorized the closure and transfer of related accounts and assigned operation of
the Handi Bus to the Town of Canora’s Environment and Health portfolio. Council authorized Michael Mykytyshyn, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), to attend the Keeping Pace with Changing Asset Management Requirements workshop to be held April 27 in Yorkton. Council authorized Brandi Zavislak, Community Development O f f i c e r, t o a t t e n d t h e Community Planning and Building workshop to be held April 12 in Melville. Council approve the 2017 draft financial statements. A bylaw to extend the
deadline regarding grant funding under the Clean Wa t e r a n d Wa s t e w a t e r Fund (CWWF), was introduced, read three times and adopted. A bylaw for the destruction of documents was introduced, read three times and adopted. A bylaw to authorize certain expenditures, was introduced, read three times and adopted. The expenditures named are: wages and salaries payable to municipal employees; employee payroll deductions, including municipal contributions; telephone, heat, power services; collections on behalf of other taxing authorities;
municipal credit cards; registration or tuition fees for training, educational or conference opportunities previously authorized by council resolution or bylaw; amounts required to be paid by contract, an agreement, and as previously authorized by council resolution or bylaw; any expenditure that is either, provided for in the municipal budget or incurred as a result of an emergency and/or urgent situation where the total amount does not exceed $5,000 if it is deemed by the CAO that it is in the municipality’s best interest to pay the expense prior to the next meeting of council.
Canora air cadets volunteer to help with shoveling after storm Members of the Canora Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadron volunteered their time on March 7 to assist Canora residents in need of help with dealing with the aftermath of the snow storm last week. Capt. Darren Paul, commanding officer, said they received a number of requests from residents for help with snow removal. He said the helpful nature of the cadet members quickly became evident. “ Wa l k i n g d o w n t h e streets to a house that requested our help with snow removal, the cadets would notice a driveway that hadn’t been cleared and one or two would call out, ‘hey here’s one that needs it.’ Upon hearing that the team would then jump in and start pushing snow. Many hands making light work and the job would be done in minutes.” Paul said darkness and time were limiting factors, so unfortunately they did not get to as many houses as they had hoped. In addition to Paul, cadets who helped with the snow clearing were: FCpl. Avery Hanson, Sgt. Juan Mesa Castenada, FCpl. Gracie Paul, Cpl. Tessa Spokes, Sgt. Joanne Babb, LAC Janis Ruiz and AC Kaulen Katryniuk. Others who helped with shoveling were: Dion Spokes (parent volunteer), 2Lt. Wade Stachura (training officer), and Brad Chambers (Gateway Co-op general manager), his wife Jenny and their son Jordan. The cadets appreciated the assistance of Gateway Co-op for supplying reflective safety vests to wear for the duration of the event, making the workers highly visible while walking from one task to the next. Paul said, as their
commanding officer, he was pleased with how well the cadets handled the project.
“I am extremely proud of what these young men and women were able to accomplish in the community
After the snow storm, on March 7 Canora air cadets were out shovelling on Third Avenue near Canora Junior Elementary School (CJES), in order to give the students a safer walk to and from school. While the cadets shovelled, Dion Spokes (background) used his snowblower to clear the sidewalk.
tonight and how they did it. Not once did any word of complaint leave their lips.
They all pitched in without hesitation. ‘Where to next sir?’ was the only thing they
were asking when they finished clearing a driveway or sidewalk.”
Canora air cadets who volunteered to shovel snow on March 7 after the snow storm from left, were: (standing) FCpl. Avery Hanson, Sgt. Juan Mesa Castenada, FCpl. Gracie Paul, Cpl. Tessa Spokes and Capt. Darren Paul (commanding officer), and (kneeling): Sgt. Joanne Babb, LAC Janis Ruiz and AC Kaulen Katryniuk. Not in the picture, but others who helped with shoveling were: 2Lt. Wade Stachura (training officer), Dion Spokes (parent volunteer), and Brad Chambers (Gateway Co-op general manager), his wife Jenny and their son Jordan. 18033TS1
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LOOKING BACK... A Decade Ago Ann Hupka showed Kaitlyn Burym, Grade 5, some of the fine detail work that can be done while painting Easter eggs when the Canora Composite School Grade 5 class held an Easter egg painting exercise at Canora Gateway Lodge with numerous residents participating. ***** Brody Steciuk, 12, was named the junior sportsman of the year at the annual awards banquet in Canora of the River Ridge Branch of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. ***** Former Canora resident Garth Herbert, who had been a chartered accountant since 1994, was awarded the Fellow Chartered Accountant designation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan. ***** Chris Danyluk, teacher, helped Josh Bugera glide along the ice surface when the Canora Pre-Kindergarten class went skating at the Canora Civic Centre. ***** The Crossroads Credit Union, represented by Jim Rediger, CEO, presented its first of three payments which totalled $7,500 to the Canora playground fundraising committee, represented by Lisa St. Mars and Ginette Ostafie. ***** Lucas Makowsky, the grandson of Doris and Leonard Makowsky of Canora, made his debut in the sport of speed skating at the Word All-Round Championship held in Berlin, Germany, finishing 13th overall at the end of the competition.
No political party owns our values The sad reality for those who enjoy Saskatchewan politics is that it’s often not really all that enjoyable. It’s often all about divisive fighting that tears people apart. Maybe some people like that. But that doesn’t seem to be what many of us would characterize as a Saskatchewan value. Even the topic of Saskatchewan values can be a divisive issue, as we found out in the recent Saskatchewan leadership races. Just an hour before his leadership win in Regina, new Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili declared: “New Democratic values, friends, those are Saskatchewan values.” Really? Maybe one can attribute some party policies to the collective beliefs of those who support them. But is that really the same as owning the values of a province? Can political parties then claim they have exclusivity to the values of the people they hope to represent? In fairness, let us not just pick on Meili because most every politician has made the same grandiose claim about themselves or their party at one time or the other. Certainly, the Saskatchewan Party, brazen enough to take the province’s name when four former Progressive Conservative members and four former Liberal MLAs formed this party 20 years ago, have never been shy about claiming to represent the heart and soul of the province. Perhaps the Sask. Party would like to think that its
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Saskatchewan’s free-enterprise, independent spirit that it purports to represent or maybe the NDP would have us believe it lays claim to the caring, sharing and co-operative nature of so many of us. But the truth be told, people and their value systems are more complex than that. You can be a generous, giving person who happens to believe in free-enterprise and independence as much as you believe in your community and the need to work together to get things done. Go anywhere in rural Saskatchewan and you are destined to find people who share all these values that really somehow don’t seem to conflict much at all. Some of them may even be active in politics, or at least seem to have strongly held political beliefs. And there some people, you likely know a few of them, who seem to have no discernable values, but are sure active
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in one political party or another. Go most anywhere in this country, or this world, and you will find people with similar good values. They didn’t arrive at these values because they grew up in a place with vast horizons and long, cold winters … although maybe the nature of this place does afford you more time to think about who you are and what you believe in. So maybe what we all should instead strive for, whether we actively believe in a political party or not, is to respect the strong beliefs and values others have that we might not necessarily share. Saskatchewan has witnessed a lot of that of late which seems to have divided us. Certainly, the recent Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict has divided people along all too many lines. Maybe it would be good for those on both sides of the divide to look deeply into our own beliefs and respect that there are big, legitimate concerns about both public safety and race that need to be heard. After all, the very motto of our province is, from many peoples, strength. What we don’t need, however, is to have our political beliefs divide us any more than we already are. Saskatchewan is already a province that’s too divided between urban and rural and right and left. So maybe politicians should stop proclaiming they represent our values and instead listen to what our values are.
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Letters to the Editor
Adversity brings out best during storm We all know we recently experienced our ‘storm of the year’ in Canora. We had four days of high winds; zero visibility; two-anda-half feet of snow and a shut-down town.
We know where we live! Some people didn’t make it to work. A few fell into snow drifts and some were house-bound. Vehicles got stuck in snow banks and we even heard
the creation of a few new words. Well, adversity brought out the very best of goodness in many people. The shovels came out and snow blowers
materialized from their hiding places. People provided rides to work. Four people pushed out a stuck vehicle. Sidewalks and parking spots were cleared. Town workers put in
many hours to resurrect the community. One of the town workers got off a loader to push a car. There were many notes of thankfulness on Facebook.
Wa y t o g o C a n o r a ! There were so many random acts of kindness. We have shown what a great place we live in. Thom Carnahan Canora
Bus service should not be for profit over people We l l , C a n o r a a n d Kamsack are without bus service again. People say it’s due to lack of passengers.
I rode the bus all my life and there was always people and freight every day, morning and evening service.
The buses ran every day at decent hours, holidays included. People could go away for a weekend. STC (Saskatchewan
Transportation Company) was a people first, profit last service, not profit over people. This government sure
messed things up and supporters think they’re doing a good job. What a joke! What other hardships
will seniors have to bear? Percy Legebokoff Yorkton (and formerly of Canora and Pelly)
Reader encourages environmentally friendly electricity generation Yes, I’m a prejudice man and I admit it. The prejudice is rather narrowly focused as it is only about environmentally friendly electrical production. The prejudice favours the rapid transition from using dirty fossil fuels and nuclear power to clean, renewable electricity that can be produced and used on your own property consuming nothing more vile than wind, sun, and the
basic wastes and pollutants that human activities create. We would never have to be cursed with blackouts like this recent SaskPower outage in the southeast of Saskatchewan. These periodic outages are ridiculous and totally avoidable. If people and communities were producing energy from south facing or flat roof tops, agricultural wastes, landfills, lagoons, wind, moving water, biofuels, geothermal,
etc. we would never be subjected to these periodic outages. At least those who invested in those technologies wouldn’t be so subjected. Those technologies are getting better and cheaper every day and once they are paid off we’ve got endless, free, environmentally friendly electrical power with usages only limited by our imaginations. There would be no more limitations by ever-increasing
power bills solely to maintain a massive, demanding monopoly rapidly facing its own antiquity. We c a n d o t h i s i n d i vidually or as communities w ith no more tax cos ts than those that are now going towards supporting dirty, devastating energy production. There is no future for the generations to come in dirty, non-renewable energy. There is a brilliant and blossoming future in clean,
renewable, energy. Do you not want reliable sustainability in electricity so your freezer, furnace and water systems continue to work when it’s 25 below? Ta k e a s e r i o u s l o o k at energy independence. Independent power production, produced on your own property or locally produced and consumed, minimizes many of the transmission costs and problems we presently face. Renewable energy
production is the answer to most of the economic and environmental problems we face as a human race. It creates lots of jobs. It adds value to your property. It turns present, polluting, wastes into power and heat. It respects and protects the environment and it keeps the lights on when every body else is in the dark. Greg Chatterson Fort San
Should Canadian farmers give up supply management? Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is suggesting it is time Canadians give up the supply management system. In a recent keynote speech at CropConnect in Winnipeg he said dismantling the system would create a boom for food processors and provide more affordable food for consumers. At the same time Mulroney suggested that farmers would need to be offered a healthy compensation package as part of the changeover. These are not particularly new ideas; neither is the offered position when one considers the political leanings of the former Conservative leader. The
Conservatives in whatever manifestation they have taken at the federal level in Canada have never been particularly supportive of supply management. The concept of the dismantling of the supply management sector leading to lower food costs is appealing, at least on the surface. Of course we have often seen potential cost savings arise which never quite get to the consumer, the savings seeming to be lost somewhere in the supply chain long before getting to the till at the store where the consumer benefits. A question that one might want to ask which might not be popular, is if our food is too costly now?
Certainly a trip to the supermarket each week burns through a considerable amount of income. But as I have noted here before, when one eliminates the dish soap, aftershave, tea towels, hockey magazines, cat food, water softener salt, garbage bags, junk food, and all the other non-food items in the bags one carries to the car, the actual food cost is far less than most immediately
assume. There is something about a system which benefits consumers only by reducing the amount of money going to the primary producer of the food which should rub us all a bit uncomfortably. It is great to have reasonably priced food, but one would hope society also wants to see local producers able to make a reasonable living producing
that food. Then there is the very real concern we should have in terms of food security. The system is increasingly geared to be able to trace food from the table to the source farm should any food safety issue arise. That traceability becomes far more difficult and frankly suspect, when crossing federal borders. And there is the potential for border closures, higher costs and less control of standards moving forward. In the United States at present there is a blustering wild card president whose next move on any front is at best a guess. We have seen him reopen the North American Free
Trade Agreement with the outcome of that effort far from clear at present. Tr u m p i s b l u s t e r i n g about massive new tariffs on items such as steel and aluminum. What might come next is unknown, but becoming more reliant on foreign sources for key food stuffs such as dairy, cheese and poultry might seem questionable given the current trade uncertainty Trump brings. Any change to supply managed systems will need to be carefully mapped out before taking a step from which there will be little chance of recovery if it proves to offer less than expected in terms of returns.
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After the snow storm passed through Canora, Town of Canora labourers had a big job removing snow from Canora streets on March 6.
There was so much snow after the snow storm passed through Canora on March 5, the stop sign at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue East was just barely visible.
Happy birthday wisdom to you By Ken Rolheiser One day a religion teacher said to the young children: “Today I must tell you about someone whom you all must meet. He’s a person who loves you and cares for you, even more than your own family and friends. He’s a person who forgives you, no matter how often you do wrong. No matter what you do wrong, he’s always ready to accept you, to love you, and to understand.” The teacher noticed a little boy getting more excited as he talked. Suddenly the boy could hold back no
longer. He blurted out, “I know the man you are talking about. He lives on our street.” -(from Homilies for Everyday Life by Rev. Rudy Novecosky) Now what would we not give to be the man in this story? S i n c e A d a m a n d Ev e started raising Cain, birthdays have afforded us the greatest opportunity to focus on our lives and our purpose. Old enough to ride a bike, old enough to drive, old enough to vote, old enough to graduate, old
enough to get married, old enough to… and our wisdom grows. Then we start learning about deeper meanings in life. “There’s a silver lining to being a cancer survivor. People said to me, ‘Are you freaked out that you’re turning 50?’ Hell, no. I’m thrilled to be turning 50.” --Fran Drescher “Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth.” --Ralph Parlette And to get us on the right track: “I intend to live forever -- so far, so good!”
--Stephen Wright “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” -- George Burns I would like to share some of Steve Jobs’ final realizations and some of the last words he shared with us: “At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the
face of impending death.” “…God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love. That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on… “…Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure love for your family, love for
your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” In Health, Wealth and a Wonderful Life Father Brendan McGuire says, “What I can promise you is a life well lived will be a fulfilled life. A life full of joy and that no matter what happens in your life, you will be able to sustain life. “You will be able to still remain joy-filled despite the stuff that happens to us; despite sometimes the calamities that happen to us because in the end, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.”
A rite of passage for Canadians By Gail Krawetz If you’ve lived in this country long enough, then you have probably experienced a winter blizzard. Last week Mother Nature unloaded one of her finest snow storms on Saskatchewan. For many
days following, folks were still dealing with the aftermath of receiving anywhere from 30-35 cm of snow in one fell swoop. It was a clean-up mess. The clean-up was one thing, but for those who found themselves caught
on the road in the midst of the storm, the situation was dire. Facing whiteout conditions while ploughing a path through huge drifts was hazardous, if not perilous. Those who emerged unscathed except for white
knuckles which had to be pried from the steering wheel and red eyes from peering into the blindi n g s n o w, d i d s o w i t h some bragging rights as compensation. No matter how much we may gripe about enduring
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a winter blizzard, there is a certain degree of pride in being able to say we faced the elements, we persevered, and, hopefully, we triumphed. Anytime we face one of these winter weather occurrences, I am inevitably reminded of a story one old timer in the district told me. It seems that the local senior hockey team was returning home from an out-of-town hockey game. When the players and fans emerged from the arena to board the bus, they found it had begun to snow. As they made their way homeward, the gentle snowfall turned into a fullblown raging blizzard. At one point, one of the fellows on the bus got out to walk ahead to check the depth of the snowbanks on
the highway. Meanwhile the bus stopped as a discussion had ensued regarding whether or not they should continue driving. The fellow walking ahead, realizing that he was not being followed, returned to the bus. “What’s wrong?” he wondered. “Am I going too fast?” I’m sure that story was told and retold many times at the local coffee row. Robert Service, our famous poet of the North, once penned that being a true sourdough meant drinking a libation known as an iceworm cocktail. I would suggest that being a bona fide Canadian might mean having survived a winter blizzard and having your own personal story to brag about the encounter.
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Canora rink captures top prize in Preeceville open bonspiel The Bob Kolodziejski team of Canora with members, Zenovie Gulka, John Zbitniff and Terry Wilson won the first event of the Preeceville open bonspiel, held from February 25 to March 3. Sixteen rinks were entered in the Preeceville open bonspiel, according to organizer Sheldon Luciw. “This was our last bonspiel of the season,” said Luciw. The Joe Yacyshyn rink of Preeceville, with team members of Mary Pasiechnik, Daryl Hanson and Dale Zubko, won the second event. The Ken Newell rink of Norquay, with members of Evan Rostotski, Rick Pawliw and Rubieann Klute, won the third event. The Bob Lebo team of Preeceville with team members of Glenda Jeffrey and Perry and Laura Pasiechnik, won the fourth event. Other rinks were skipped by Shane Nelson, Ralph Ager, Phil Murrin, Don Probe, Bonnie Paul, Eugene Prychak, Tim Olson, Eugene Gulka, Kevin Cook, Dreyton Paul, Sheldon Luciw and Bruce Brownlee.
The Bob Kolodziejski team of Canora won the Preeceville Open bonspiel. Sheldon Luciw made the presentation. From left, were: Luciw, Terry Wilson, John Zbitniff, Zenovie Gulka and Kolodziejski.
Parkland and District Music Festival coming to Canora in April The Parkland and District Music Festival will be taking place in Canora on April 3-5. Approximately 100 participants from across the Parkland area will be performing, said Gillian Rice, festival corresponding secretary. Communities represented include: Canora, Preeceville, Kamsack, I n v e r m a y , Yo r k t o n , Norquay, Bredenbury and Hyas. The piano classes will be held on April 3-4. The speech arts, band, voice and musical theatre competitions will be held on April 5. Programs will be available starting today (March 1 4 ) f o r $ 1 0 an d can b e purchased at Community Insurance or the Town of Canora. The Program allows the holder to get into
all sessions for free, otherwise admission is $3 per adult per session, said Rice. The final concert will he held on April 7. Admission w i l l b y d o n a t i o n o n l y. Rice said the final concert will showcase some of the best performances of the festival. All events will take place in the Canora Composite School auditorium. The adjudicator for the festival will be Sarah Clarke Gregory of Watrous. Clarke Gregory’s life is immersed in music, according to information provided by the festival. She began teaching while still in high school, and now runs a multi location private music studio, teaching piano, voice, theory, composition and classical guitar. Her students
have won awards and scholarships at both local and provincial levels in performance and composition. S h e h o l d s A R C Ts (Associate of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto diplomas) in both piano and in voice, and has a Bachelor of Education in special education, which brings a unique feature of adaptive and individualized programming to her studio. She has directed, sung with, and accompanied various concert, community, church and symphony choirs in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia. She has been the musical director for eight Broadway-style musicals, and has had the privilege of performing in four provinces, 38 states, and seven
European countries. Clarke Gregory is a member of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ A s s o c i a t i o n ( S R M TA ) , and co-designed/launched and for many years administered the Community Music Award program for the organization, a program which recognizes students of SRMTA teachers who volunteer their musical talents in their communities. She resides in Watrous with her husband Doug, and enjoys tinkering with her newest instruments flute, cello and djembe, a type of drum. She also enjoys performing with a recorder quartet Members of the Parkland and District Music Festival committee are: Lindsey Propp, president; Gillian Rice, corresponding
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School for innovative on-farm use of drones coming to Ebenezer A school for the agricultural use of drones will be held on March 21-22 at Ebenezer. “The sky’s not the limit, it’s an opportunity” said Glenda Jeffrey, the Agro Manager at the Ebenezer Branch of Yorkton Co-op, about the upcoming drone school. Over the past few years, leading-edge farmers have started adopting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of their farm toolkits. They find them immediately useful for getting photos of inaccessible parts of their farm and shooting marketing videos of seeding and harvesting operations. But with some additional sensors, software, and training they can become an invaluable source of mid-season information about crops, said Jeffrey. Consumer adoption of unmanned flight technology has skyrocketed, leading to astounding improvements in stability and reliability, while also bringing down the price for those wanting to use this technology on their farm. The sensors for agricultural use have been developing as well, though
the sensor development cannot keep pace with the improvements in flight hardware. M a r k u s We b e r c o f o u n d e d L a n d Vi e w Drones, a company built around selling complete systems that include everything required to make these tools effective in farm settings. This means that not only are sensor and software included for field mapping, their systems also include accessories to help deal with real farm issues: dust, vegetation, and bright sunshine. Even though their systems include everything required, Weber found that their customers were not getting maximum value out of the system and perhaps not flying them a c c o r d i n g t o Tr a n s p o r t Canada regulations. This is the reason he has been putting on a travelling Ag Drone School across all prime agricultural regions in the prairie provinces. The Ebenezer event includes a formal UAV Ground School delivered by Mat Matthews of Blackhawk Aeronautical Solutions. Matthews is a drone professional who has decades of experience
with production and film companies, tourism, real estate, construction and development firms and oil and gas. Matthews now provides detailed instructio n on th e r egu lation s around safe and legal flight of drones. “Our Grow Team agrologists will be using a drone for scouting some of our customers’ fields this summer,” said Jeffrey. “But we know that many customers will want to really u nder s tand their own crops, so the Co-op is hosting the school to give them the opportunity to do it themselves.” Participants will learn about mapping with different kinds of near-infrared sensors, which are used to create maps of crop health and crop stress. The UAV is programmed to fly a grid over an entire field, capturing hundreds of pictures which are combined to create an orthomosaic, or high-resolution map. These maps have many uses such as guiding crop scouting, confirming equipment efficacy, measuring the spatial extent o f c r o p d a m a g e , d e t e rmining variable-rate application of inputs such as
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value for their crop and livestock operations. Weber adds that “the fun factor wears off fairly quickly because drones are becoming so simple to fly. Luckily, agricultural drones are definitely more tool than cool.”
On March 4 at approximately 11 a.m., Canora Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a single vehicle rollover about a quarter mile south of Canora on Highway No. 9. Upon arrival, first responders discovered that the vehicle was empty. It was said that the stormy weather and difficult driving conditions appeared to have played a role in the incident.
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Award winners of all ages recognized in photography, hunting and fishing Continued from page 1 Emily Owchar, junior white-tailed deer, 131 4/8 inches; Sheldon Derkatch, typical white-tailed deer, 144 4/8 inches; Brad Tokaruk, non-typical white-tailed deer, 193 7/8 inches; Clint Kraynick, typical mule deer, 179 6/8 inches; Brendon Holstein, non-typical mule deer, 141 4/8 inches; Brad Danylko, elk, 257 2/8 inches, and Michael Owchar, moose, 154 1/8 inches. Birds The only winner in the bird category was Everett Paley, who brought in a ruffed grouse
with a weight of one pound, six ounces. Fish In the fish category, the awards went to: Emily Owchar, rainbow trout, three pounds, three ounces; Devon Paley, lake trout, five pounds even; Gordon Zawislak, sauger, four pounds even; Wayne Tratch, senior northern pike, 21 pounds, two ounces; Wayne Tratch, senior perch, one pound even; Sharon Ripa, walleye aggregate, 35 pounds, three ounces; Brad Danylko, northern pike catch and release, 40 inches; Brent Danylko, walleye catch and release, 31.5 inches; Sharon Ripa, women’s
At the annual River Ridge Fish and Game League banquet and awards night, the big game award winners from left, were: Emily Owchar (junior white-tailed deer), Michael Owchar (moose), Brendan Holstein (non-typical mule deer), Sheldon Derkatch (typical white-tailed deer), and Clint Kraynick (typical mule deer). Brad Tokaruk (non-typical white-tailed deer) and Reg Zackrisson (archery, white-tailed deer) were absent.
catch and release, 32 inches; Kailey Sleeva, junior walleye catch and release, 11 pounds, nine ounces, and Kasen Heshka, junior northern pike, 21 pounds even. Many at the banquet were amazed to discover that Heshka was only six years old when he caught the fish. Photography Attendees were encouraged to view the pictures on display and vote for their favourites which had been entered in the photo contest. Roseanne Heshka captured the award for scenic photography, while Makayla Heshka took home the junior photography award.
Emily Owchar won the Junior Sportsman of the Year trophy. She had a productive year, capturing first place in junior white-tailed deer, first place in rainbow trout, and second in elk. Ian Thomas took home the Perogy Award, also known as the Hard-Luck Trophy. Thomas’ hard-luck story was that he shot quite a large bear, but cracked its skull open with the shot. This was unfortunate, because bears are scored according to the size of the skull, which meant Thomas couldn’t get a score for the bear. To make matters worse, there were no other bear entries in the past year.
Devon Paley presented awards in the fish category. From left, are: Kasen Heshka (junior northern pike), Kailey Sleeva (junior catch and release), Paley (presenter), Emily Owchar (rainbow trout), Brent Danylko (walleye catch and release), Wayne Tratch (senior northern pike) and Donn Kraynick (senior perch). Absent were: Gordon Zawislak (sauger) and Brad Danylko (northern pike catch and release).
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The Doukhobor Trading Company in Canora By Jonathan J. Kalmakoff (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of articles, written by former Canora resident Jonathan Kalmakoff of Regina, relating to the building and business activities of the Doukhobor Trading Company - the commercial arm of the Doukhobor Community which between 1907 and 1918, undertook a substantial amount of building and business activity on Second Avenue North in Canora. The articles not only examine the original Doukhobor builders and owners of these properties, but also track the subsequent owners and businesses to the present day.) The bust The ongoing success of the Doukhobor Trading Company in Canora rested upon two fundamental assumptions. The first was the retention of sufficient community members in the district to sustain its distributive operation and (through their labour and production) support its retail, wholesale and commercial operations. The second was the maintenance of high prices for the community’s manufactured and trading goods to generate profits from their sale. However, by late 1912, both of these assumptions came to an abrupt and unexpected end. In early October of 1912, Peter V. Verigin summarily directed members of the Doukhobor Community in the Canora district to assemble their possessions, wagons and families at the Canadian Northern Railway station for relocation to British Columbia. C o n s e q u e n t l y, t h e s e villages, which until then had retained their communal organization and had remained viable and flourishing, were systematically emptied over the ensuing months. The rapid abandonment of these villages and the removal of their reserves was made all the more paradoxical by the substantial investment in new buildings and property in Canora, which
Local Doukhobors held an open-air moleniye (prayer meeting) in the courtyard between the dwelling house (left) and the trading store. Note the barn and drive shed in background, 1912. — Photo courtesy Fred Dergousoff.
seemingly suggested stability and permanence. At the same time, the price of wheat fell precipitously in the fall of 1912, triggering a serious economic depression in Western Canada. Low prices for agricultural products threatened local farmers who were deeply in debt, bankrupting many of them. Tho s e w h o r emain ed solvent had neither money nor credit available to purchase even the most basic necessities. Prices and demand for consumer goods plummeted, and many local businessmen were left ruined. The boom times that had buoyed Canora’s rapid progress and expansion were over. In the wake of these unexpected developments, the Doukhobor Trading Company in Canora was
left with few retail and wholesale customers to sell products to, and even fewer community members to distribute goods to. P e t e r V. Ve r i g i n a n d his managers now faced a difficult choice. The company could cease operations and sell off its property in the town, as it had recently done in Benito, Man. However, in the midst of a depression, it was unlikely to receive the full market value of its assets. Another option was to retain its property and weather the economic downturn until the market rebounded. At that point, the company could either resume a profitable retail and wholesale business, or alternatively, dispose of its property at a higher price. The company management opted for the latter approach.
In mid-October of 1912, the Doukhobor Trading Company leased the upper flats of the Doukhobor Block and Annex to H. Hammer, a bank manager from Elfros. The ground floor and basement of the buildings were leased to Peter McNichol, an implement dealer from Wadena. Through these arrangements, it would receive much-needed revenue from the rental of the space. Thereafter, the company pared back its operations to the original store, warehouse, dwelling house and livery barn. Final years of operation, 1913-1918 In its final years of operation in Canora, the Doukhobor Trading Company progressively wound down its distributive activity. It experienced
Crowds of townspeople gathered to view an open-air moleniye (‘prayer meeting’) held on Second Avenue by Doukhobors departing to British Columbia. -Photo courtesy Fred Dergousoff.
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a resurgence of retail and wholesale activity in the war years, while assuming a property management role over its buildings sublet to others. Emigration depot In late 1912 and throughout 1913, the Doukhobor Trading Company premises in Canora became the depot for processing departing community families to British Columbia. Members arrived in large groups of several hundred at a time, together with all of their personal belongings, wagons and teams. They encamped in the livery yard while they awaited the train that would transport them to British Columbia. When it arrived at the station, their possessions were loaded first, together with the sick and elderly, followed by their wagon carts, and finally the people themselves. Their horses were left in the care of the store manager, who kept them at the livery barn until they were redistributed to other community villages. Before they left, each group held an open-air moleniye (“prayer meeting”) in the courtyard between the dwelling house and trading store to commemorate their departure from the district. The plaintive singing of psalms at these services drew large crowds of onlookers from among the townspeople of Canora. Distributive operations As members of the local Doukhobor Community moved to British Columbia and others
became independent, the distribution network of the Doukhobor Trading Company in Canora became smaller and smaller. By May of 1913, there were 220 members left in three villages; and by November of 1913, only 165 members remained. H o w e v e r, t h e c o m m u nity never completely disappeared from the district. As late as 1917, there were still 118 members living in three villages. Throughout this time, the Doukhobor Trading Company continued to distribute supplies to them through its trading store and warehouse, although this activity was reduced to a fraction of what it had previously been. Retail operations The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 saw the end of the depression that had gripped Western Canada, as wartime shortages brought extraordinary high prices for all kinds of agricultural products. As a result of this recovery, farmland and town property began advancing in price, as did consumer goods and services. Retail sales of the Doukhobor Trading Company store in Canora picked up and once again became profitable. With this resurgence of retail activity, the company retrofitted its original trading store for electric light in 1914. A modern storefront with wide flanking windows was also added; probably in 1916. Wholesale operations By 1916, high wartime prices induced the Doukhobor Trading Company to resume fruit wholesale activity in Canora. However, as the annex was already sublet to tenants, it undertook a substantial refurbishment of its original warehouse in Canora, retrofitting it with cold storage and steam heating for the storage of fruit from the community orchards in Brilliant, B. C. That same year, the company purchased a site in the nearby town of Yorkton for the purpose of constructing another large fruit warehouse there. Continued on Page 11
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This is the original trading store of the Doukhobor Trading Company after renovations, circa 1916. -Photo courtesy Laurie Britski family.
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Doukhobors establish prominent business and institutions in Canora Continued from Page 10 Tenancies Between late 1912 and 1918, the Doukhobor Block and annex buildings were occupied by a wide variety of tenants (sublet through Hammer and McNichol) representing a cross-section of the town’s most prominent businesses, public institutions, social organizations and residents. Beginning in 1912, the offices of Doctor J.G. Warren, town physician and medical health officer, were located on the main level of the Doukhobor Block. Prominent in many local organizations and civic affairs, Dr. Warren practiced there until 1915, when he relocated his offices to Main Street. Between 1913 and 1915, the Canora Post Office was temporarily located on the east side of the main level of the Doukhobor Block while a new public building was constructed on the corner of Main Street and Second Avenue. The post office was the social hub of the town, where townspeople met every day to catch up on the latest news and pick up their mail and supplies. The postmaster at this time was Thomas H. Hamilton. In 1913, a 50-seat overflow school room was opened on the east side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block on a temporary basis until the adjoining Canora Public School building was extended later that year. The school room, with Margaret Gray as teacher, was furnished with the latest and best in the way of seats, desks and other amenities. Between 1913 and 1915, the Canora Homemakers Club, a local women’s service organization, established a club room on the east side of the main level of the Doukhobor Block. In addition to holding regular weekly meetings there, the Homemakers hosted a variety of community events in the
club room, including clothing drives for the needy, guest lectures, sing-songs, talent nights, whist tournaments, as well as their annual May tea. The Town of Canora’s first public library was established on the east side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block in 1914, when the Canora Homemakers opened a reading room and library. Books were received from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a number of local citizens. It was well-supplied with current issues of the most popular magazines and periodicals. The library was open weekdays and Saturdays and was free to citizens from town and country. In 1914, the Canora “Clean Up” campaign, a voluntary citizen’s committee with the intent of introducing civic beautification, met on the west side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block. The campaign sponsored a popular “flower gardens and backyards” competition among the townspeople. In 1914, the Church of England maintained a vicarage and held weekly litanies, services and choir practices on the east side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block. Services were held there by Rev. H. Hinton East of Yorkton until a new church was built on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue in 1915. In 1915, the Roman Catholic Church held its first mission to the Catholics of Canora and surrounding district on the east side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block. Masses were held there every Sunday by Rev. John Kane, Superior of St. Geraldine Church, Yorkton, until 1916, when a permanent church building was erected on Fourth Avenue East. Beginning in 1915, the Saskatchewan Produce Company (Peter Teplitsky, proprietor) operated a grocery business on the west
The Doukhobor-built commercial block and annex on the corner of Second Avenue East and First Avenue was photographed in 1927, one of the few available photographs of the annex before it was destroyed. -Photo courtesy Prairie Towns.
side of the main level of the Doukhobor Block. The grocery specialized in fresh fruit and produce, some of which may have been supplied by the Doukhobor Trading Company. It carried on business there until 1918, when it relocated to the main floor of the adjoining annex. That year, it added a storefront to the annex on its Third Avenue
side. In 1916, the Canora Women’s Patriotic Society, a wartime women’s service organization, met regularly on the west side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block, where it held a fundraising bazaar and collected, sorted and packed parcels for dispatch to soldiers serving overseas.
A Canora Advertiser announcement of Canora’s first public library in the Doukhobor Block was published in 1914.
In 1916, the Canora Volunteer Platoon of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces was headquartered on the main floor of the annex, where it operated a recruitment office and held drilling exercises for local enlistments. In 1918, the Red Cross held a large bazaar on the west side of the main floor of the Doukhobor Block. Local citizens donated produce, fowl, plain sewing and fancy sewing. All contributions went to support the International Committee of the Red Cross’s humanitarian assistance to victims of the First World War. A number of prominent residents occupied the upper flats of the Doukhobor Block and annex at this time. These included: R.A. Jones, manager of the Canora Lumber Company and his wife Mildred; E.L. McLaren, barrister and solicitor with
the law firm McLaren, Wedderspoon and Cumming; J.A. Ringer, plumber, tinsmith and Imperial Oil Co. agent; Francis Kerawill, telephone operator, his wife Helen and daughter Mildred; Gordon Caldwell, dentist; William Ingliss, dental assistant; Albert Gall, dry goods merchant; Svend Broby, butter-maker; Louis Feinstein, livestock dealer and his wife Bessie; A.L. Merrill, book publisher, postcard merchant and Canora School District inspector; Miss R.L. Jarman, telephone operator; and others. Throughout the 19121918 period, the Doukhobor store manager served as property manager of the sublet Doukhobor Block and annex buildings, performing janitorial work, maintenance and repairs. Other services included housekeeping and laundry (for a fee) and rent collection.
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SAWKA, Helen - Helen Sawka of Regina, SK, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at the age of 79 years. Helen was born on September 28, 1938, to Frank and Dora (Baron) Kush in Hyas, SK. She was raised in the Hyas/Norquay area and lived for many years in Canora before moving to Regina in her later life. She worked in the retail clothing business for many years both in Canora and Regina and in her spare time enjoyed bowling, reading and travel. Helen was predeceased by her parents and brother Russell. She is survived by her three sons: Brad (Sherry) of Fort St John, BC, Brent (Sheila Klutz) of Calgary, AB, and Blair of Regina, SK; grandchildren: Brittney (Dalton), Jarred, Ethan and Ava and great-granddaughter, Lilith. She is also survived by her brother, Bob (Stella) Kush; Zoria Kush, Judy and Garry Bellows, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In Helen’s honour, a Memorial Service will be held in Spring 2018. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy, may make donations to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Helen Sawka. Family and friends are invited to sign an online guestbook at www.lesonsfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to LESON’S FUNERAL HOME, Canora.
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HYAS BAPTIST CHURCH Contact 306-548-5547 Sunday, School and Worship 10:30am SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Dalton & 3rd Street Pastor Rick Harwood Phone 306-380-4782 Pastor Liviu Tilihoi Phone 306-313-8685 Church of Study 10am Church of Worship 11:15am ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Canora Fr. Franklin Emereuwa 563-5336 1st and 3rd Sunday 11am 2nd and 4th Sunday 9am 5th Sunday - Saturday 7pm For other services please check the parish bulletin PARKLAND CHRISTIAN CENTRE 132 Fourth Avenue East Pastors Brett and Mavis Watson Phone 563-5512 (office) Effective September 3 Church Service Sundays 10:30am CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST MENNONITE HYAS Larry Bartel 594-2813 Sunday School 10am Church Service 10:45am 1st Sunday also Program & Song Service 7:30pm ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston Canora Office: 563-5608 Sunday Worship Services 10am
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New grain bag recycling program approved
The Government of Saskatchewan recently approved a new recycling program for agricultural grain bags. The program, set to launch this month, provides a responsible option for producers to return these large, heavy bags for recycling and to prevent environmental harm from open burning or improper disposal. The recycling program will be operated by
Cleanfarms, a non-profit environmental stewardship organization, and regulated by The Agricultural Packaging Product Waste Stewardship Regulations, which came into effect in July 2016, said a release from the department of Environment. “ T h i s m a k e s Saskatchewan the first province in Canada with a regulated agricultural plastics recycling program,”
said Dustin Duncan, E n v i r o n m e n t M i n i s t e r. “I’m pleased that our province is a leader in agricultural plastics recycling, and that our producers and sellers will have a program for grain bags to be responsibly recycled to protect our environment.” With the assistance of funding from the Ministry of Agriculture, Cleanfarms will establish 20 grain bag collection sites in 2018,
By Donna Pasloski
“All God’s Creation is Very Good” was the theme for the 2018 World Day of Prayer which was written by the women of Suriname. World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical
gathered at Rama St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Parish to take part of the service. On the altar, a Bible, candles and a pitcher of water were displayed.
movement led by Christian women and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. On March 2, a total of 22 women and men
with more sites planned for 2019. “ We k n o w t h at Saskatchewan farmers want to do the right thing for their land and communities,” said Barry Friesen, Cleanfarms General M a n a g e r. “ O u r t e a m i s looking forward to being part of this new work and to help farmers be even more sustainable.” “Saskatchewan producers are responsible
stewards of their land,” said Todd Lewis, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan. “They care deeply about sustainability, and are aware of how their actions today could affect future generations. Our members will be pleased to see the launch of this program.” The Ministry of Agriculture funded a grain bag recycling pilot program
from 2011 to 2017, operated by Simply Agriculture Solutions. Through the program, 4,209 metric tonnes of material was shipped to recyclers – equivalent to approximately 28,000 grain bags. The new program will include an environmental handling fee of $0.25 per kilogram, which will be paid at the point of purchase effective November 1, 2018.
Appropriate hymns were chosen. Coffee and fellowship followed in the parish hall. On June 23, current WICC (Women’s InterChurch Council of Canada)
members, alumni and friends will celebrate 100 years of mission to restore hope to women touched by injustice with the day’s theme, “The Joy of Justice”.
St. Anne Parish, Buchanan will host the Wo r l d D a y o f P r a y e r March 1, 2019 with the theme “Come, Everything is Ready”, written by the women of Slovenia.
Word power and how it changes over time By Kaare Askildt We have a lot of interesting and obscure words and colloquial phrases that will fade out in our generation. These words and phrases will be totally lost on my granddaughter ’s generation. In fact, she might never hear them spoken. I’ll write a story using a few of them, and I trust you’ll understand what I mean. Ole and Lena were out driving around in the country. It was rather cool, but Ole had lowered the window while trying to enjoy a smoke. Lena kept nagging him to butt out, and Ole told her to take a powder. Finally, Ole finished his smoke, and Lena asked him to crank up the window as she was getting chilled. “Sorry, but I can’t crank up the window. There is only a button for up and down, no window crank,” said Ole. “Then please push the up button, and close the CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
bloody window, my seat is colder than a brass toilet seat in the Yukon.” “Stop being shrewish. I’ll close the window when I’m ready,” said Ole. “Cigarettes are your bane. Keep it up and you’ll end up with a pine overcoat,” said Lena. They kept on driving in silence, but Lena thought that Ole was driving too slow. She looked at Ole who was smirking, and said, “Wipe that gigglemug off your face, shift the gears and get this jalopy going.” “I can’t shift gears. It is an automatic transmission, standard gearboxes have gone by the way of the dodo bird,” said Ole. After a while they came upon a large stone mansion, nicely set back behind a stone fence and wrought iron gate. “Look, a cloister,” said Lena. “It’s no longer called a cloister,” said Ole. “It’s CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
called a convent for nuns, or a monastery for monks. But you, being a Lutheran, wouldn’t know these things.” When they got home, Lena was tired and decided to lay down for a midafternoon siesta. While she was sleeping, Ole got out the Akevitt but had only one shot, because he was careful not to get zozzled. It was Ole’s duty to take out the garbage, but even though it was full, he ignored it, flubbing the dub. Ole tickled her and Lena jumped out of bed like a jack-in-the-box, and chased after Ole telling him he would cop a mouse (shiner) for waking her up. She caught him but Ole grabbed her and kissed her instead. It was a Kodak moment. Sven came to the door, knocked and sang, “shave and a haircut,” whereupon Ole answered, “two bits.” It was their code. Ole let him in and poured him a CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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shot of Akevitt. Lena picked up her telephone and smiled at Ole, telling him that she was dialing her friend Kari to tell her that she was going shopping at the mall, and would invite Kari to join her. “You can’t dial anybody anymore. There is no dial on the phone, just buttons that you push. In fact, there are no clock or radio dials anymore either, and even a compass has lost the dial, as it’s all digital now,” said Ole. “Well, I’ll call her then, and when I’m finished I’ll hang up the phone,” said Lena. “ Yo u c a n ’t h a n g u p , there is nothing to hang the phone up on,” said Ole. “You disconnect the phone and then put it in your pocket or in your purse.” While in the shopping mall Lena and Kari ran into the Olson twins, Peter and Petter. The twins looked very much alike, and were dressed alike as well. Lena smiled at them both, introduced Kari and said, “I’ve said this before, so I sound like a broken record, oops DVD, but you two look like carbon copies of each other.” “Close but no cigar. I only have one ‘t’ in my first name, and I have a more winning smile,” said Peter. The following might be a true story: Sven was known as a pang-wangle and suffered from the willies most of the time. He was a little sauced sneaking around downtown Oslo, Norway, when he suddenly started to run. He was totally out of breath when he found a pay phone and called 911. The emergency operator
a n s w e r e d , “ 9 11 e m e r gency, how can I be of assistance.” “I’m having trouble breathing,” slurred Sven with panic in his voice. “I’m totally out of breath, I feel faint, my head is spinning, and my knees are wobbly. I feel like I’m about to conk out.” “Sir, compose yourself and tell me where you’re calling from,” said the operator calmly. “I’m calling from a pay phone,” stuttered Sven through a hiccup. “OK, stay calm and tell me where the pay phone is located,” said the operator. Sven stuck his head out, looked up and read off the two sides of the corner of the phone booth.
“I’m at the corner of Telephone and Telephone,” wheezed Sven. “Sir, I need the name of the streets, not the corners of the booth,” said the operator, “Oh, well, Storgata and Rådhusgata,” slurred Sven. “Please remain calm sir, and take a deep breath, an ambulance is on it’s way. Sir are you asthmatic?” asked the operator. “No, I’m not just out of breath, but please hurry,” slurred Sven. “ S i r, c a n y o u p l e a s e tell me what you were doing immediately before you started having trouble breathing?” asked the operator. “I was running from the police.”
A phone booth as seen in Norway.
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Kuras reappointed to Invermay housing authority Mary Kuras has been reappointed to the Invermay Housing Authority Board of Directors. Other members of the board of directors are Margaret Holmes, Cheryl Knight, Eileen Rioch and Darlene Graham. Kuras is chairperson, according
to a release from Social Services. The Invermay Housing Authority is a communitybased organization that provides daily management of 13 housing units constructed and operated under the terms of a federal provincial municipal
cost sharing agreement, said the release. Paul Merriman, social s e r v i c e s m i n i s t e r, p a i d tribute to the volunteers who manage the social housing projects in their community. “This local hands-on approach ensures that the
Saskatchewan Housing Corporation responds effectively to the needs of each community.” Saskatchewan has a network of 260 housing authorities and more than 1,400 volunteer members who assist with management of housing units
throughout the province for seniors, low income families and persons with disabilities. Persons interested in volunteering to serve on the board of directors for the Invermay Housing Authority are encouraged to contact the mayor
o f I n v e r m a y. A l o c a l nominating committee recommends board members, according to the release. Applications for accommodation are available from the manager of the Invermay Housing Authority.
Anglers reminded to remove ice fishing shelters As ice fishing season winds down, anglers are reminded that all fishing shelters south of Highway 16 must be removed by March 15 and shelters in areas north of Highway 16 must be removed by March 31. Every year, ice fishing shelters are abandoned on the ice, which can later pose a danger to boaters,
said a release from the department of Environment. If shelters are not removed, owners may be prosecuted and the structure and contents may be removed and confiscated, the release said. Litter must also be removed when ice shelters are taken off the ice. Structures must be moved to a location where it can be loaded and
removed to the individual’s residence or property. Ice fishing shelters must have the owner’s complete name, address and phone number on the outside in legible letters that are at least 2.5 cm high. Anyone travelling on the ice should take extreme caution. Slush indicates that ice is eroding from above and below at an
advanced rate. Changing temperatures can cause thermal cracks and pressure ridges, which are indicators of unsafe conditions. Ice fishing season closes on March 31 in southern and central Saskatchewan and on April 15 in the north. Information about fishing in the province can be found in the
Saskatchewan Anglers’ Guide and online at www. saskatchwan.ca/fishing. “If you suspect wildlife, fisheries, forestry or environmental violations, call your local Ministry of Environment office, Saskatchewan’s
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Engineering and Geoscience Week proclaimed The Government of Saskatchewan recognizes the significant role that engineers and geoscientists play in Saskatchewan by proclaiming March 4-10 as Engineering and Geoscience Week, said a release issued on March 5. “The members of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan contribute to our province by
designing new bridges and roads to keep travellers safe and our export-based economy strong,” said David Marit, Highways and Infrastructure Minister. “The work of these men and women is relied upon across Saskatchewan, and we will celebrate their achievements this week.” T h e w o r k o f the Association of Professional Engineers
and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) has an impact on almost every sector in Saskatchewan including agriculture, construction, e n v i r o n m e n t , f o r e s t r y, manufacturing, mining, resources, utilities, health care, education, transportation and resources, the release said. “APEGS protects the public by ensuring high technical and ethical
standards of engineering and geoscience practice in Saskatchewan,” said Ernie Barber, APEGS President. “Through years of study, training and continuing professional development, our 13,000 professional engineers and geoscientists design solutions that make the province and the world a better place for everyone to live.” APEGS is the governing body responsible for
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